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AT COLORADO: This Season (Soph.)-He made the switch from cornerback to wide receiver on the second day of class, two weeks prior to the start of the season. He missed spring practice recovering from a knee injury he suffered almost a month prior to the start of drills; it did not require surgery.

2008 (Fr.-RS)-He did not see any action, but did dress for eight games.

2007 (Fr.)-Redshirted; he practiced in the secondary the entire fall.  He dressed for 10 games, including the Independence Bowl.

HIGH SCHOOL-A two-year letterman, he starred on offense, defense and special teams, contributing in the latter as his team's primary punter and kickoff specialist. As a senior, he was named both first-team All-State and All-CIF Southern Section (Pac-5 Division). He was also his team's MVP and Co-Moore League MVP. He was named to the Long Beach Press Telegram's Dream Team and was an All-Los Angeles Times defensive back. Playing running back and wide receiver, he ran the ball 130 times for 1,168 yards and eight touchdowns, while catching 14 passes for 394 yards and five scores.  He played free safety on defense, tallying 105 tackles, two quarterback sacks, three fumble recoveries and four interceptions (two of them returned for touchdowns). As a junior, he was named first-team All-League as a running back and was Compton's MVP. On offense, he had 100 rushes for 1,020 yards and seven touchdowns and caught four passes for 77 yards and a score. Playing free safety on defense, he had 55 tackles and two interceptions. His top games came in his senior season: he had 23 tackles, an interception and a fumble recovery in a 21-0 loss to Dominguez; in a 27-20 win over Esperanza in the first round of the playoffs, he had 200 rushing yards and two touchdowns to go along with a 27-yard touchdown reception and 15 tackles (nine solo); in a 60-21 win over Millikan, he had 227 rushing yards for three touchdowns and 150 receiving yards for two touchdowns on offense, with seven tackles on defense.  Under head coach Calvin Bryant, Compton went 8-4 his senior season, advancing to the second round of the playoffs, and was 7-4 his junior year, losing in the first round.  He lettered three times in track, participating in the hurdles, long jump, 100-meters and relays. 

ACADEMICS-He is majoring in Ethnic Studies at Colorado.  He owned a 2.8 grade point average in high school, highlighted by a 3.2 GPA in his junior year.

PERSONAL-Born April 3, 1989, in Compton, Calif.  His hobbies include watching movies and spending time at the beach. He came to Colorado because of secondary coach Greg Brown and his reputation for producing elite defensive backs. His cousin, Michael Richardson was a defensive back for the Chicago Bears (1983-88) and the San Francisco 49ers (1989); he was a teammate of CU linebackers coach Brian Cabral on the 1985 Chicago Bears Super Bowl champion team.  His nickname is "The Athlete," and he plans on going out for CU's track teams as a sophomore.


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